i know i haven't updated...and maybe its because i've been busy....the holidays...whatever. but basically i think i'm bored. i spend the hours of 6am to 2pm staring at a computer and getting calls from customers who are either unhappy or are looking to cause problems. i'm not "un-happy" at my job...just bored. sorry.
this cardigan might as well be named after me. honestly. i think i'm in love. SKI LIFT?! MOUNTAINS!? JCREW!? CARDIGAN!? i think i'm going to cry alittle bit. how did i not see this before. i just love that jcrew loves winter as much as i do.
So last night was my 10th year going to a Warren Miller movie. When I was 13 John Meier invited me to go with him and the boys to some ski movie...i thought i was super cool because I never got invited to go to things like that, but i'd like to think my skills on the mountain at 13 got me the invite into the boys club. anyways it was the 50th anniversary that the LEGEND made a flick. it was love at first sight. i'd never been to a movie like that. or seen people ski like that.
clearly i was hooked.
10 years have passed and i went to Dynasty last night...the 60th movie. Since 50 warren has sold the production company and essentially left the movies. It's broken my heart. The movies are totally different and the witty humor and groundbreaking stuff has been lost. As Maddi and I were driving home last night I said that the past 4 years have been bad...but the first 6 were great. Which means that there's been more good than bad years. So I think I might stop. The tickets are way more expensive since back 10 years ago...and there aren't half as many prizes or free stuff.
In memory of Warren Miller here are some of his many great quotes:
"If you dont do it this year, you will be one year older when you do"
"Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive."
"It's always darkest before the dawn, so if you're planning on stealing your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it."
"It's not your aptitude but your attitude that determines your altitude."
"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing."
"The best place in the world to ski is where you're skiing that day."
I think it's time to start collecting the old ones. but I will close this post the way he closed every movie:
i have always loved pomegranates. always. they're so fun to eat, so delish and so messy. but last year i found pomegranate 7up. sure it was like 150 cals. per can but i didnt care. it was the most wonderful soda i'd had, and i'd given up diet coke from oct-dec while it was in stores. SURE my mom gave me a hard time for drinking a "regular" soda...but honestly its so awesome. well...monday i went to smiths late at night cause i was a bit lonely and missed wandering stores late at night and this is what i found!
HOLLLLAAAA! the best soda in the world! i've bought 6 packs so far and have put everyone on notice that if they feel like picking up more for me they should. so...now i'm putting this online... I LOVE DIET POMEGRANATE 7up! I WILL ACCEPT GIFTS OF THIS WONDERFUL SEASONAL DRINK! (please notice they further pulled me in by adding snowflakes...i'm a sucker for snowflakes. if i could have tattoos most likely i'd have a storm of these on me. probably too much info but hey...it's a blog not a column in the NYT)
i encourage all of you to try this stuff out and hopefully they'll keep making it next year!!!
i love heber/midway utah. it's the most beautiful place to me. every season is just un-real. today was no exception. i may be going through a bit of a slump with life, but for the hour i was in heber today i forgot it.
i start creating a fictional world which my fictional self would live in.
basically i go to my favorite sites (skiing sites, jcrew, anthro) and i pick out my dream wants. then i create a fun little folder on my desktop and drop all these images in. while making this folder i listen to sad/flashback music that helps me get through this low point.
thank you jcrew for always being there. and thank you freeskier for having such a great site/magazine.
the internet is way cooler than me. i admire people who find amazing things and share, so i see this blog as more of another link on the ever expanding chain. you could say that right now i'm dipping my toes into the creative world and figuring out what i like the best. but the things i know i like are: color, flowers, type, good advertising, warm weather, cold weather, mountains, and beaches